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Gold Bug Cipher

Tool to decrypt/encrypt like in Gold-Bug automatically. The short story entitled The Gold-Bug from Edgar Allan Poe presents a substitution cipher.

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Tag(s) : Cryptography, Substitution Cipher

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Tool to decrypt/encrypt like in Gold-Bug automatically. The short story entitled The Gold-Bug from Edgar Allan Poe presents a substitution cipher.

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How to encrypt using Gold-Bug cipher?

Gold bug code encryption uses a simple mono alphabetical substitution. Each letter corresponds to a symbol.

Example: DCODE is crypted †-‡†8

How to decrypt Gold-Bug cipher?

Goldbug cipher decryption requires to know the alphabet used to cipher for undo the monoalphabetical substitution.

Example: †-‡†8 is decrypted DCODE

How to recognize Gold-Bug ciphertext?

The ciphered message contains the characters † or ‡ (dagger and double dagger) and the 8 appears often. The index of coincidence is similar to the language of the plain text.

What are the variants of the Gold-Bug cipher?

Edgar Allan Poe suggests other alphabets with the same symbols, especially one in 'a few word on secret writing'

When Gold-Bug have been invented?

Le story has been published in june 1843

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